Hi all, My 10 month old Wyandotte hen is sick, I think its either a respiratory issue or gapeworms. It may have started with something mild a couple months ago - she coughed a few times and once made a loud made a wheezy noise, had some mess near her vent but it wasn't clogged and she was otherwise energetic and didn't get any worse or wheeze again so I just kept an eye on her and didn't worry about it. But this morning she was very lethargic and gasping for air. She would walk around a little bit, and I got her to eat a little yogurt and I think she ate some feed as well, but most of the day she either stood on one leg half sleeping/gasping or sat on the ground gasping. When she gasps she moves her neck up and down and opens her beak wide to try to get air. Her wattles are dark - kind of purpley I guess. Her breathing has a high pitched whine sometimes. I checked her throat for gapeworms (with a flashlight and a Q-tip) and couldn't find anything. The other three hens are all acting normally. It is cold here now so its definitely not heat related, and the birds range the yard (which is mostly mulch, we are in the high desert) for usually half to 3/4 of the day, and they are confined to a large run with lots of leaves/straw etc the rest of the time. My husband wants to treat for gapeworms and we might try it since she seems like she may very well die if we do nothing, but I'm not confident that's what it is so I'd rather get a better sense for what's wrong so we can treat it correctly. Any tips on what this might be and how to treat it? Thanks for your help.